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Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Rethinking Self-Care


Burnout is a general term that describes the chronic and cumulative effect of different stresses at work and how it negatively impacts the worker’s health and wellbeing. If unaddressed, the various stresses of Human Services work contribute to an erosion of compassion and empathy which reduces a worker’s effectiveness in helping others, rendering the worker ineffective and lacking confidence. This class builds awareness of the signs and stages of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout and offers strategies for cultivating compassion satisfaction for the individual and in team dynamics. 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize warning signs of burnout and compassion fatigue

  • Review of the “why” of caregiver work 

  • Assess current potential for compassion satisfaction

  • Introduce strategies for reducing burnout in an individual and team

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work

2.0 CEUs (CEP-275)

MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

LADC: 2.0 CEUs (2022.CE.ADC.129)
LPC/LPCC: 2.0 CEUs (2022.CE.310)

MN Board of Nursing

This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements. However, the nurse is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

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